The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Compiled by Jean Allyn Smeltzer
Klickitat County Historical Society 

Looking Back

September 24, 2014


50 Years Ago - September 24, 1964

• The board of County Commissioners granted E. B. Harris of Klickitat permission to install cigarette and candy vending machines in the court house. Harris made the request at the Monday meeting of the board. It was suggested that the cigarette vending machine be placed near the door of the sheriff’s office and in the event juveniles might secure cigarettes the machine would be removed.

75 Years Ago - September 21, 1939

• S. P. Allison, F. R. Grow and Howard Lewis were named by Mayor Knox to comprise a special committee to investigate the possibility of remodeling the city fire station to provide quarters for city offices and a new council room.

100 Years Ago - September 20, 1914

• A fire occurred last Saturday on the Walter Norris place, where Wm. Schuster was threshing, that did but little damage. The straw stack caught fire in some way and the thresher puller the rig away from the burning stack. Taking a chance on the fire fighting protection of the men, the machine set up again on the other side of the threshing with a part of the crew. In this way they saved all of the grain by threshing before the fire could get to it.

125 Years Ago - September 19, 1889

• One night last week Mrs. Ship, who was at home on the Bold place about three miles southwest of Goldendale, was awakened from her slumbers by some one endeavoring to gain entrance to the house. She listened awhile and after locating the particular door at which the burglar was working, she quietly slipped out of bed and armed herself with an old gun that happened to be in the house, she took aim at the door and blasted away. Unfortunately however, the thief was not directly in range, for the only thing that remained to mark the spot was a big hole in the door. It is pretty safe to conclude that Mrs. Ship will not be molested any more if left on the farm. She is a brave woman and we congratulate her on her ability to protect herself.


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